On Thursday 20th April, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will be performing Beethoven the ‘Eroica’. We are therefore delighted to be sponsoring this performance.
Firstly, the ‘Eroica’, is amongst Beethoven’s most celebrated works. The symphony that changed the musical world. Casting aside the familiar forms of Haydn and Mozart and announcing the beginning of the Romantic age. Bringing us the most expansive and heroic sounds the world had yet heard.
“Be inspired, energised and discover the transformational nature of this seminal work”.
Virtuosic soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras will also be taking centre stage and performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto.
Jean-Guihen Queyras enjoys an enviable reputation as a musician of exceptional versatility and integrity. Equally as a soloist with orchestras, chamber musician and also as a solo performer.
He has also performed with several orchestras throughout the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Budapest Festival Orchestra as well as many others.
The conductor Alexandre Bloch will be leading the orchestra. The French conductor came to international attention as winner of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition in Autumn 2012. Since then he became Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
At the start of the 2016/17 season Alexandre took up the position of Music Director of Orchestre National de Lille. He also conducts many orchestras including the Vancouver Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and of course the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
This performance is at The Queen’s Hall – Hope-Scott Room, Edinburgh.
Tickets are also available to buy for Beethoven the ‘Eroica’ from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra website.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra new season 2017/18.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is Scotland’s national chamber orchestra in Edinburgh. The Orchestra was formed in 1974 and is made up of a unique collection of talented musicians. They tour the length and breadth of Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scotland.